Given that the suns of Draco stretch almost sixteen light years from end to end, it stands to reason that the cost of transportation is the most important factor of the 32nd century. And since Illyrion is the element most needed for space travel, Lorq von Ray is plenty willing to fly through the core of a recently imploded sun in order to obtain seven tons of it. The potential for profit is so great that Lorq has little difficulty cobbling together an alluring crew that includes a gypsy musician and a moon-obsessed scholar interested in the ancient art of writing a novel. What the crew doesn’t know, though, is that Lorq’s quest is actually fueled by a private revenge so consuming that he’ll stop at nothing to achieve it. In the grandest manner of speculative fiction, Nova is a wise and witty classic that casts a fascinating new light on some of humanity’s oldest truths and enduring myths.
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"May the shade of Ashton Clark hover over your right shoulder and guard your
left." "Thanks." After another while he asked, "Katin, why do people always say '
Ashton Clark' whenever you're going to change jobs? They told us back at
Work as mankind knew it up until Clark and Souquet was a very different thing
from today, Mouse. A man might go to an office and ... Ashton Clark pointed out
how psychologically damaging this was to humanity. The entire sense of self-
would have heard of Ashton Clark today. But technology had reached the point
where it could do something about what Ashton Clark was saying. Souquet
invented his plugs and sockets, and neural- response circuits, and thus the whole
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Challenge #6 of Book Riot's 2019 Read Harder Challenge is "A book by an AOC set in or about space." Over the years, I have read, and loved, many books by Samuel R. Delany. One book that has been ... Read full review
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I probably read this because of what Jo Walton said in [Why is this Book so Great] Really? I’m not very archetype’d. Interesting and not the same-old-same-old, it nevertheless doesn’t strike me as ... Read full review